Neno DC’s office blocked, staff protest against non-payment of salaries

Staff at Neno District Coucil on Wednesday closed offices including that of the district commissioner in protest against non-payment of their salaries for three months now.

Staff protest

Staff protest

The irate workers closed the gates leading to the offices.

Neno district commissioner Memory Kaleso Monteiro confirmed that she failed to work on Wednesday because some members of staff closed the offices.

“I was surprised that the vehicle that comes to pick me up did not come. When I inquired I heard some members were protesting and they closed our offices,” she said.

She said the staff, who include guards, those who sweep in markets and revenue collectors, will be paid their salaries soon.

The DC expressed surprise with the industrial action, saying the staff did not give notice.

In Nsanje, staff working on a youth centre stormed the offices of the council demanding that the council pays the contractors working on the youth centre and stadium.

The contractors are not paying the workers claiming the council is not paying them.

Director of Public Works at Nsanje District Council Chimwemwe Mhango said he could not comment on the matter because he was travelling to Blantyre.

However some people have expressed concern over the substandard works on the youth centre and stadium as cracks are emerging even before the construction works finished. Last month, the council paid out K77 million to the contractors.

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10 thoughts on “Neno DC’s office blocked, staff protest against non-payment of salaries”

  1. Mneno wodula zinthu says:

    That is what happens when the fish rotes frm the head all the way to the tail.

  2. Afana says:

    Kunganiza mopusa madam

  3. spectator says:

    What is wrong with female DCs taonani waku Karonga and Neno. Kodi azimai vuto ndichani.

  4. ndebvuzamwayi says:

    Do not blame the DC, blame who declared Neno to be a district. It won’t take long for Likoma too to stage a strike because both districts have very little base for provision of income for their salaries.

  5. Kasongo says:

    Chancellor College public administration imeneyo. Too naive!

  6. Mulanje Man says:

    Madam DC, your thinking capability is very low, what notice are you looking for? Inuyo mungapilire nkumapitabe kuntchito for three months without pay? Stupid, poor administration,

  7. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    . . . People are created to be loved . . .
    . . . Things are made to be used . . .
    The reason why this world is in chaos is because people are used and things loved.

    You see . . .
    . . . This DC was expecting someone to drive her to the office. Implying they have fuel to take the DC around for a month, a year but no money to pay workers?
    Paradoxically . . .
    . . . market and other fees are duly collected, and presumably submitted.
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    Sadly . . .
    . . . These people’s salaries are the lowest on any organisation’s salary scale; implying that they can barely save for a rainy day from some DC’s incompetence.
    . . . How does the DC expect these people to survive, on nothing, really?
    . . . And all she can say is “I wasn’t notified of the strike.” Really?
    . . . So she knew that these people hadn’t been paid and that they might stage a strike and only waited for notification?

    Some people can be cruel! Sadly, on such powerless souls as osesa and alonda; yet the rest nkumalandira bwinobwino! Not cool!
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    . . . Will you be surprised that they would always under-collect? Nanga, how do you expect these people to survive, if not by collecting and keeping some?
    . . . But how about the guards and floor engineers who don’t do the market-fee collection? Kulakwa!

    “What do we live for; if not to make life less difficult for each other?” – George Elliot
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  8. Pliz guys dont giveup till u get your salaries . How can u work three month consectively without salaries ? What are murderfucker thinking u are going to eat ?

  9. Mwakipiki says:

    People have not been paid for three months! and you expect them to give you notice before closing your office. Are you serious Madam D.C.? Is three months non-salaried period not enough notice for you? Mediocre administration at work. Hede…..

  10. Jahan says:

    Lawlessness in malawi

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